Three Days in San Diego


Marilyn JonesSan Diego is known for its zoo, wide sandy beaches, Coronado Island, del Coronado Hotel and rich history dating back to 1769 when the first Europeans arrived. Its Old World charm and contemporary amenities make San Diego the perfect getaway destination.

Day 1 — San Diego Zoo

Although 3.3 million residents call this southern California city home, it is very easy to navigate and even easier with a good navigational system. The car I drove during my stay was a 2016 Kia Optima provided by DriveShop. Its navigational system was easy to use and featured a large course-plotting screen.


Other features of the car include its easy handling, safety features, luxurious interior and massive trunk; great for road trips, getaway weekends and everyday use.

The first day I left Homewood Suites by Hilton and headed south toward the San Diego Zoo. Located in center city, the zoo is part of the 1,200-acre Balboa Park.

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